Painting Competition

7th Painting Competition Winner

Posted by Benno on 07 Jun 2009, 23:45

And the winner of the seventh Painting Competition is...

Patrolling the Veldt by The Grumbler!



The other contestants in the competition were:

ColeF - Isandlwana
Susofrick - It's over
Old Wolf - Zulu Attack
Peter - The Redoubt
Helveticum - Trapped!
Brushpunk - Beja Warband
je_touche - A Ten-Rupee Jezail
Paul - Water....Water....?
Christiaan Harinck - Bitter Ender
efb - Pears' Soap
Benno - On Patrol in Aceh

Thanks for joining!
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Posted by ModernKiwi on 08 Jun 2009, 02:01

Well done mate. That was some high class opposition you were up against.
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Posted by Fenton on 08 Jun 2009, 02:06

I thought the Beja Warband was fantastic myself, some lovely linen effects on the clothing, and a nice flag as well
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Posted by dutchboyinohio on 08 Jun 2009, 05:41

Great competition with a worthy winner. Congratulations!! Lots of great entries this time. Besides the winner, my favorites were Zulu Attack, Beja warband (I agree with Fenton there), and A Ten-Rupee Jezail.

Of course, Grumbler, we now want to know the details of your entry, accompanied by more pictures :mrgreen:

Can't wait to see what the next competition brings!! They get better each time around.
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Posted by Adam on 08 Jun 2009, 09:17

Good stuff dude, my favourite, though some good stuff this time around across the board :thumbup:
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Posted by je_touche on 08 Jun 2009, 09:56

Congratulations! A very nice idea met excellent painting, setup and photography. I knew this was a winner from the beginning. ;-)
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Posted by Susofrick on 08 Jun 2009, 09:57

Congrat's. This was also a favourite from the start (but there were many many favourites! :thumbup: ).
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 08 Jun 2009, 10:18

Congratulations to a worthy winner!
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Posted by The Grumbler on 08 Jun 2009, 10:59

G'day lads,

I am very humbled. It is indeed an honour to join the ranks of previous Golden Brush winners. A big thank you to those who voted for me over the last 4 weeks :yeah: . and for those of you who didn't ...................well never mind but thanks for nothing :lol: :lol: :lol: :P

Congratulations to everyone who participated this time around, all good stuff. However I must make special mention of Helveticum who provided an especially strong rival who I had to try very hard to beat not once but twice!!!! :shock: Also to Brushpunk whose entry Beja Warband was my personal favourite. Surprised it did not go further IMO

I know some people thought my entry was "a bit boring" compared to some of the more lively entries and I'll wear that, but war is not always about fighting. I like to portray the more mundane and more common aspects of warfare. So in that regard I think the general consensus is I carried it off this time :-D

My entry depicts the New South Wales Lancers of 1898 deployed to South Africa during the Boer War. Australia at this time was a collection of independent colonies who did their part by raising their own units in defense of The Empire. Within 3 years Australia would become a single nation after Federation in 1901 and have it's own truly national Army.

The figures are Strelets and this is my first time painting any Strelets figures. It is an unusal subject choice, not only for me but for the manufacturer as well.

You can read more about the Lancers here if your interested ... ncers.html

Here is a couple of different pics (oh and for those of you with a keen eye. I forgot to paint the officers revolver) :shock:


Once again thanks to all

The Grumbler
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Posted by M. Hazelton on 08 Jun 2009, 11:42

Good show! :-D
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Posted by stonewall on 08 Jun 2009, 16:25

Congratulations :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Maurice on 08 Jun 2009, 16:58

I know some people thought my entry was "a bit boring" compared to some of the more lively entries and I'll wear that, but war is not always about fighting. I like to portray the more mundane and more common aspects of warfare.

who was it that said that war was 95% boredom and 5% terror (or something like that)?

Anyway Grumpy, congrats with the victory, well deserved :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Old Wolf on 08 Jun 2009, 17:36

Congratulations to your "Golden Paintbrush", Grumbler. :headbang: :cheers: :notworthy:
Good paintjob on a rare part of history, for europians. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
You will not find the "boring"part anymore in the posts. After a discussion about the way to comment works on this forum, the writer changed it. :thumbup:

i ve failed this time but "i ll be back" 8) :mrgreen:

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Posted by montecristo on 08 Jun 2009, 17:49

Congrats for your great work.
All the entries of this competition was of very high level so your final victory has a "plus valor".
Anyway I've admired a lot also the great helveticum work.
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Posted by Paul on 08 Jun 2009, 18:01

Congratulations :thumbup: :thumbup:
Both the finalists were excellent, the background did it for me in the end :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 08 Jun 2009, 18:39

Hey Grumbler. Congrats with your victory :thumbup: I was with you from the beginning of this competition. Nicely, clear painted figures with a very good background.
I also wish to congrat the other entries for their nice contributions. And yes the Beja Warband was also one of my favorites.
Alex I wasn't forgotten you, you deserve that silver brush ;-) :thumbup:

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Posted by Konrad on 08 Jun 2009, 19:27

You win with Strelets figures!!
Great work.
I slope me with respect. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by despertaferro on 08 Jun 2009, 19:42


Very nicely painted figures and interesting subject. Great landscape work and beautiful pictures.

An ace! :thumbup:
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Posted by 0wlbear on 08 Jun 2009, 19:54

Congratulations :)
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Posted by bilsonius on 09 Jun 2009, 15:25

Well done! I veldt it was a worthy winner...
Have you sent pix to Strelets for their website? - They might even send you complimentary copies of forthcoming sets to work on, as HaT sometimes does...
On the other hand, they might be afraid that other collectors might quit the hobby in despair...
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